How Trauma Makes an Impact on Health

Healing from any illness is a process, as such is healing from trauma. Whole System Health Overall health and wellbeing is based on the integration of a number of lifestyle areas.  Including not only our physical body, but also our environment, social interaction, occupation, sense of love and belonging, mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as a history of hardship…

Tips for Finding Credible Health Information on the Internet

One thing this world doesn’t have a shortage of is information to be found. But, many people can be overwhelmed, confused, conflicted and/or scared due to “research” they find online.  Is the source offering credible health information?  Can I trust what I am reading? As a supporter of people educating themselves and taking control of their health, I find myself…

Staying Nourished During Outdoor Activities

With longer days and warmer weather, more and more people are spending the day outdoors, and it’s important to be mindful that the summer season requires a considerable amount of awareness in terms of replenishing our body. Mid summer is the most physically active time for many, and there’s hardly a more exciting time for outdoor activities. What the body…

Transitioning to a GLUTEN FREE diet

No matter what the ingredient, taking anything out of your diet that was otherwise a staple can be challenging, and gluten is no exception. Whether due to a recent allergy, celiac diagnosis, general digestive issues or simply being more conscious of your overall health, there is a huge influx of people within the past 15 years who have chosen to…

Sustained Energy : Herbs to Support Your Cortisol Rhythm

At Richmond Natural Medicine, we are always looking at how your circadian rhythm is functioning on a daily basis and what lifestyle and environmental factors are influencing that rhythm over time. Everyone has likely noticed how their energy comes and goes throughout the day. Some days you may have loads of energy with some to spare, while others may leave…

5 Herbs to Support the Nervous System

The majority of people can always use some support buffering stressful situations, and herbs are so helpful to support the nervous system long term. One of the largest areas of health related disease and imbalance today stems from stress. Chronic stress is something we have a serious problem with (especially in this country), and we’ve set the bar way too…

Summer Skin Health

Certain herbs and oils are extremely healing to the epidermis and offer much needed moisture and nourishment to the strong yet sensitive organ that is the skin. Between the months of June - September, we often always see an increase in skin related issues including eczema, psoriasis, sunburns, and (of course) insect bites and rashes. The summer heat and perpetual…

5 QUICK BREAKFAST IDEAS

The most important meal of the day (BREAKFAST) is quite often the most overlooked meal of the day for many people. In nutrition appointments, I hear over and over again the reasons why people skip breakfast and it usually has to do with lack of time in the morning and also lack of appetite. If you’ve gone several months (or…

Comparing Herbal Medicines, Homeopathy, Natural Supplements and Pharmaceuticals

There are several different ways one can go about supporting certain health issues, including the use of herbal medicine, homeopathy, natural supplements and pharmaceuticals. How do you know which may be the best option for you? Dr. Taylor Pagano, ND and our nutritionist and herbalist, Lindsay Kluge, guide you through the differences and benefits of your options. Using Herbal Medicines: Herbs…

Gentle Detox Foods + Herbs for Spring

One of the biggest areas we can support as we enter Spring is our digestive system. RNM's Lindsay Kluge shares her favorite detox foods & herbs for spring. The body likes to transition slowly - from resting to waking, from low energy to high energy, from emotion to emotion, and especially from season to season. It’s during the seasonal shifts…